I have a Linksys WRT150N but it is somewhat dated. Today, I would get a WRT310N which is somewhat more robust. Its features are:
Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Gigabit Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
MIMO technology uses multiple radios per band to create robust signals for maximum range and speed, with reduced dead spots
Much faster than Wireless-G, but also works great with Wireless-G and -B devices
Wireless signals are protected by industrial-strength encryption, and your network is protected from Internet attacks by a powerful SPI firewall
I am sure D-Link has a similar product. Linksys is a Cisco company - the de facto standard in network hardware.
It is important that any N router also be compatible with the G and B protocols. I recently added a Wii game console to my network and it is G only. It is also important that the router (actually a router/hub) also have hardwire ports (typically 4). It is desirable to connect to your LAN via a wired CAT5 cable. It is more reliable and very likely faster. Because the router will very likely be located in close proximity to one of your desktop machines and because most desktops do not have a wireless card (but always have a wired connection) it is easier/better/faster/cheaper to use a wired port in this case. The other machines where portability is important or where the location dictates, can use the wireless ports. There are only 4 ports. When one is used as wireless, it is not available as wired and vice versa. Four ports are not too many. Each PC uses one, a network printer uses one, a scanner might use one, a NAS drive enclosure uses one, a Wii console needs one and a guest pc would need one. Oh ya, I think any Media Center Extender would also need one so the 4 ports are quickly used up. The built in firewall is also important. It is a far more effective firewall than any software firewall you could implement.
Implementation was very easy and went very smoothly under Vista. The only device that did not add completely automatically was the idiot Wii console. Nintendo doesn't seem to be very dood at this business and their explanations leave much to trial and error. But, my wife now has her Wii Fit all set up.
Both my PCs, my laptop and my NAS drives all went without a hitch.
Edited by chimo79, 19 November 2008 - 01:58 PM.